Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government

Doctor of Philosophy


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is offered by full research. To complete the PhD programme, students are required to:

  1. Pass with at least a B grade the following pre-requisite courses during the first two (2) semesters of their enrolment (i.e. before being allowed to defend their thesis proposal):
    1. SZRZ6014 Research Methodology;
    2. SCLE6014 Academic Writing; and/or
    3. Any other courses as determined by the supervisor or Academic Committee.
  2. Attend at least one (1) Colloquium session arranged by the respective school.
  3. Present and defend proposed research/thesis to a committee;
  4. Produce at least two (2) articles, by choosing either (Option A or Option B):
    1. Option A:
      1. at least one (1) article is accepted for publication in ISI Journal or Scopus; and
      2. at least one (1) article is under review for publication in a refereed journal.
    2. Option B:
      1. Two (2) articles are published in a refereed journal
  5. Attend a viva voce session to defend the thesis; and
  6. Submit a written thesis


  • Public Management
  • Public Administration
  • Development Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Law
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Strategic Studies
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management 
  • Islamicjerusalem Studies


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